Toyo Ito for Yamagiwa


Toyo Ito for Yamagiwa

Live from Milan: Japanese architect Toyo Ito has designed Mayuhana, a light featuring a triple skin of delicate fibre mesh, for Yamagiwa (see previous post).


Once again, photos are by Nacasa & Partners.


Here is a short product description provided by Yamagiwa:


This series was created by reeling string around a mold the way thread is spun off a cocoon. The softness of the light reminiscent of a traditional Japanese portable paper lantern (Bon-bori) is enhanced by the light coming through the double and triple shelters, and brings to mind the image of light depicted in Junichiro Tanizaki’s “In Praise of Shadows" (In-ei Raisan).


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Posted on Friday April 20th 2007 at 2:45 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • ann weiner

    how can I purchase a Toyo ito light fixture? Where do I find out the prices? Thanks, Ann

  • Toyo Ito is magnificant. And congratulations to Yamagiwa for working with such a great and illustrious artist.

    His mayuhana lamp is the lamp that I have been dreaming about for years.

    How can I acquire this beautiful lamp? And I would be very grateful to receive a Yamagiwa catalogue.

    I am also grateful that you continue to enhance the world with beautiful products.

    My thanks to you for your reply,

    Margaret Shelly

  • annabella adams

    Is the wonderful lamp available to purchase?

  • yola noujaim

    hello,please where can we purchase this lamp ,we are based in paris and we want to use it i a restaurant project .thank you for a prompt reply.